Category Archives: Food

Tuna Conserva Once Again

Two weeks ago I made Tuna Conserva.   It was so good, I had to try it again.  This time I made it into a salad — sort of Niçoise — but this time with a medley of cooked beans … Continue reading

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Spanish

My relationship with all things Spanish is decidedly mixed. On the one hand, we have the benefits today of the great food and wine for which Spain is appropriately famous.  Many of those glories have been the subject of posts … Continue reading

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The Next-to-Last Meal from the Spanish Octopus — Greek-Style

Lunch on Friday was a simpler affair with my friend, the octopus.  I decided to minimize the cooking, so I did what one might do for lunch in Greece, with these tentacles on hand.  I gathered up typical side dishes … Continue reading

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Three Eggplant Slices, Two Octopus Tentacles, One Grated Tomato, and Lots of Olive Oil

There’s almost no limit to the range of wonderful recipes using Octopus.  Today’s lunch is the third one I’ve tried in the past three days, and perhaps the most delicious. This recipe is from The Country Cooking of Greece, by … Continue reading

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Octopus, Potato, and Green Bean Salad

The novelty of having tender, cooked octopus resting comfortably in a bowl of olive oil in the refrigerator — ready to be turned into a meal in a flash — has not yet worn off.  Today’s version was inspired by … Continue reading

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Ode to the Octopus

An octopus is a remarkable creature.  It appears to be one of the most intelligent beings on the planet.  It also happens to be a delicious and very healthy food, which is what initially interested me the most. I have … Continue reading

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Wood-Fired Homemade Pizza: Signs of Spring

We have been looking for a warmer day in March to crank up the wood-fired pizza oven, as a harbinger of Spring again.  Today was the day, with temperature slowly rising from the mid-40s F. in the morning to mid-50s … Continue reading

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